As a former GE employee, I benefited professionally from Six Sigma Quality, the firm’s renowned work culture that includes the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement, best practices sharing and centers of excellence development. Similarly, to become the best version of ourselves (intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually), we need humility combined with a hunger for best practices and commitment to continuous learning. We are in permanent beta, constantly evolving and adapting.
To reach our best, we need the help of role models, mentors and coaches. Below are inspirational quotes by extraordinary positive influencers as shared by Matthew Kelly, an international acclaimed speaker, author, and business consultant. The quotes are personally meaningful for me. Hopefully, they can someday help towards personal clarity while discerning your calling and purpose in life, especially with regards to fully leveraging your God-given talents.
Our lives change when habits change. – Matthew Kelly
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michelangelo
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two ways to live life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein
First do what is necessary, then do what is possible, and before long you will find yourself doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi
Once found, forgiveness frees. It liberates you from feverishly keeping score and remembering wrongs. It propels you into a new, higher way of living. A life of grace. A life of second chances. – Allen Hunt
The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them. – Socrates
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. – Fulton Sheen
Live simply so others may simply live. – Mother Teresa